Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Dissertation 2
Academic Year
Semester 3 (Dissertation)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Brief description

This module involves researching and presenting the MA dissertation, a piece of independent research of up to 15,000 words, supervised by a designated member of staff.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Where appropriate to the project, by collecting and analysing statistical data critically.
Communication By demonstrating the ability to present a coherent argument in a piece of historical writing to an accepted academic standard, possibly including complex theories which need to be conveyed effectively to the reader.
Improving own Learning and Performance By setting realistic targets and planning how best to meet them; by engaging in critical reflection on the work; by responding positively to constructive criticism; by monitoring one’s own progress to achieve the best results.
Information Technology By making appropriate use of various finding aids, online resources and various software packages, depending on the needs of the research project.
Personal Development and Career planning By developing an awareness of personal skills, relevant to future employability prospects.
Problem solving By developing appropriate skills in terms of locating materials and organising research findings systematically and effectively. By identifying problematic issues and determining ways of addressing these within the dissertation and its organisation.
Research skills By locating and evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources of relevance to the dissertation topic and making appropriate use of these to construct and present a sustained argument.
Subject Specific Skills The ability to plan and complete a substantial historical research project relating to Welsh history, demonstrating masters’ level skills in locating and analysing a body of material in terms of primary and secondary sources and presenting independent research in written form appropriate to an academic audience.
Team work n/a


This module is at CQFW Level 7